04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Administration's Logging Rule Reinstated

Matt Kenna, an attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center, said he didn't think the portion of the opinion dealing with standing was broad enough to have much of an effect. But Indiana University law professor Robert Fischman said it was potentially far-reaching: By making it harder to gain legal standing, the decision could make it harder for environmental groups to file lawsuits.

If it does, former Agriculture Under Secretary Mark Rey will be smiling. Rey oversaw the Forest Service under Bush and his pet peeves were appeals and lengthy environmental reviews, which he called "analysis paralysis."

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